Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Community Solar Sees 112% Growth in 2017

30 May , 2018  

SolarCity Solar Power

Does 112% growth in 2017 mean community solar has finally solved its complexity problem? Solar developers and utilities are moving into the sector fast, writing new rules as they go. Written by Herman K. Trabish, utilitydive.com, May 24, 2018 Utilities like big solar projects that they can own, and consumers like rooftop solar that they […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

ISO New England Forecasts the Impact of Energy Efficiency and Rooftop Solar on Demand

9 Apr , 2018  

USDA ISO New England

Energy efficiency, rooftop solar to trim New England power use, draft report says Krysti Shallenberger, Utility Dive, April 3, 2018 Dive Brief: ISO New England released a draft of its 10-year forecast saying increasing amounts of energy efficiency and rooftop solar will trim power usage and peak demand over the coming decade. The draft report […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Thinking of Going Solar? Let the Sunshine In.

18 Aug , 2016  

Mark D’Antonio, ERS, for Zondits This is the first in a multi-part series about solar PV systems that will cover several topics, including approaches to and considerations of going solar, actual installation examples, performance, details of system components, the economics thereof, and what is going on in the market. According to the Solar Energy Information […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

‘Tesla Solar’ Has the Power to Educate and Transform Rooftop Solar

29 Jun , 2016  

‘Tesla Solar’ Wants to Be the Apple Store for Electricity Bloomberg Technology, June 29, 2016 Tesla Motors Inc.’s bid to buy the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer has little to do with selling cars. Rather, it’s about solving two of the biggest problems standing in the way of the next solar boom. And perhaps a good deal more. [bctt […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Is a 100 Percent Renewable Future Possible in the U.S.?

30 Mar , 2016  

100 percent renewable

This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential Grist, March 30, 2016. Image credit: Greyerbaby The United States uses about 3.7 million gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. That’s an unfathomably huge number. But the next time someone tries to make the argument that 100 percent renewable energy is out of reach for the U.S., show them this image: […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

15 Feb , 2016  

rooftop solar

Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch New York Times, February 1, 2016 In late December, the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates Nevada’s energy market, announced a rate change drastic enough to kill Nevada’s booming rooftop solar market and drive providers out of the state. Effective Jan. 1, the new tariffs will gradually increase until they triple monthly […]

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